Fishing Reports

Monday, July 28, 2014

LAKE WINNIBIGOSHISH

Hello from Big Winni. Fishing on the big pond is a bit challenging for Walleye. There is plenty of food for the fish. Mayfly larvae has gone back down to the bottom. Perch fry abound. Fish can be caught with some work though. Look to the main lake bar drops from 20 to 40 foot of water. Pull spinners and crawlers or leeches till you find a pod of fish then stop and rig them . Seems as the fish are being caught deeper then usual. Hump fishing can be good but the fish are not hanging around long. Bottom of the hump is better then the top. Weed fish and shallower rock fish will go only in the wind and rain. Water temps are in the low 70 degree range. With the food available to these fish expect short bite windows. Several will occur a day but are brief. Perch fishing on the other hand is very good right now. Numbers of 10 to 11 inchers are being caught. Look to the first shore drops . Snag hole area through the bird houses , Mosey hole, Bena bar , Several humps north of third river bar are all producing well. Look to 18 to 30 foot of water. Drift along till the right size fish is caught then you can sit on the school for a bit . Slowing down move a long again till the next pod is found. Jigs and fat head minnows t.he best option. Pike fishing is starting to pick up for numbers and size. Lots of 20 to 24 inchers out there. Take some , they make for fine table fare. Trolling spoons or larger crank baits are the best way to put them in the boat. Look to the deeper weed edges in the 10 to 14 foot range. Sunfish and Crappie are active early and late in the day. Look to Cutfoot big and Little. Little Ball club, Lower Sucker and Portage lakes. The shore drops with Coon tail beds going down to 5 or 6 feet have been the best. 1 /16 th or 1/32 nd oz jigs with two inch twister tails in yellow or white have been the best. Move along with out a cork with the 16th jig when you hit a fish stop and throw out the 32nd oz with a cork and take a few from the same area. Most are done spawning now.

Friday, July 25, 2014

LAKE WINNIBIGOSHISH

Lindy rigs with leeches or nightcrawlers are turning walleyes in 15 to 24 feet on the main-lake humps, Long Bar, and Rock Fence. Trolling spoons along the 6- to 10-foot weeds has produced pike. Look for perch in 15 to 22 feet on Hunter’s Hump and Snaghole Bar.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

LAKE WINNIBIGOSHISH

Hello from Big Winni. The Walleye bite has gotten challenging. The higher water levels and faster run off has cleared the lake up more than normal..Also has kept water temps down in the upper sixty degree range . Fish have been caught deeper than in most years. Look to the basin areas in 25 to 40 foot of water. Mayflys are going well now with our 4rth hatch. Rigs and crawlers or leeches are working best at this time. When a plain rig does not turn a fish go to a spinner and half crawler with a bit more speed. Summer bait patterns are in full swing . Bite windows are short and several times a day. Paerch bite is good from the 12 foot line out . but with jigs and fat head minnows. Hunt around till you get the right size then sit on them . Seems just on the edge of the deeper weeds is the ticket. Plenty of pike to be had numbers in the 20 to 26 inch range. Trolled or bait fished . Most of them can be caught on the edges of weed lines from 8 foot out to 12 foot. Sunfish and Crappie are active at twilight periods. Most lakes around us including Big Cutfoot Little Cutfoot , Little Ball club Portage and Sucker lakes all are producing well now. Mornings till ten and evening from 7 till 10 pm. Time to go fishing see you on the Lake.
 

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